HTTP/3 is Coming – Look Busy

HTTP/3 is Coming – Look Busy

There is a new major version of HTTP on the horizon, HTTP Version 3. There is nothing you need to do, as HTTP/3 will sit quite happily alongside older versions 1 and 2 promising better performance. The major technical difference is that HTTP/3 does not use TCP as the...
Will TLS 1.3 split the Internet?

Will TLS 1.3 split the Internet?

A new version of Transport Layer Security (TLS) is coming… welcome TLS1.3! Well to be fair it is already here and has been for over 12 months, but as is the case with many Internet standards, adoption is taking some time. And for those not fully across exactly what...
The Irony of the Solarwinds Hack

The Irony of the Solarwinds Hack

I must confess, there was just the slightest sense of schadenfreude when I first heard of the Solarwinds hack. I mean, Solarwinds are a behemoth in the network performance monitoring space and a competitor to boot – so the idea that they had suffered a significant...
A Review of the Garland Technology FieldTap

A Review of the Garland Technology FieldTap

There are some unique advantages in using a Garland FieldTap with a Byte25 appliance that were not immediately obvious until we connected it up and ran some tests. Turns out this is a perfect tap to use for monitoring. For information on the FieldTap from Garland...